Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tribal Heart Tutorial


I saw THIS T-SHIRT on pinterest, and thought it would be a great piece of Valentines Day decor.

If you remember my REINDEER ART TUTORIAL, I used the same paint markers and basic technique. They are called galaxy markers, and you can find them at Bennion Crafts.

What you will need:

A piece of wood or canvas
Craft paint and a brush
Paper, scissors, and tape
Paint stirrers of a ruler

I got my wood at Home Depot. It is a piece of 12 inch by 6 foot common board pine. They cut it for me while I was there. I love Home Depot.

Place your paint sticks or ruler on to mark the border.

Draw a line around the perimeter with a white galaxy marker, and fill the rectangle in with paint.

 Cut out a heart in the size you want. This took me a few tries, because the wood is a rectangle, and the heart needed to be longer and more slender.

Once you are happy with the size of your heart, cut it out of a piece of card stock. I used a 12x12 sheet. It is not necessary to use card stock, but I feel like it makes things easier.

 Center the card stock over the painted area, and tape it down.

Take your paint stick or ruler, and start making patterns in a straight line across the heart using your paint marker.

I wanted this to be all about the family, so I snuck my kids names in on different lines.

 Now, you are finished and ready to pull the stencil off.

 I felt like it needed a little more, so I painted the sides green.

It is now sitting in my family room, and I love it so much, that I think I am going to keep it up in my home past February.

Wasn't that easy? You really could do this with kids. Now you have a personalized piece of art that you can cater to your taste and the color scheme in your home.

I love it. I think I might make a few for my girlfriends.

Guess what else I have been obsessing about this month??? Arrows. I have made some darling ones, and the tutorial is coming up. Be sure and check back. You won't want to miss it!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!



Brad Kami and kids said...

i love how you snuck your kids names in risa- very creative!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...


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